North and central Vietnam tour offer you a opportunities to visit Hanoi, Sapa, Halong, Hue and Hoi An to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and also learn more about culture.
|Day 1||Arrival in Hanoi||Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show||-/-/D|
|Day 2||Hanoi city||Hanoi city tour and food tour||B/L/D|
|Day 3||Sapa||Trekking to ethnic villages Lao Chai and Ta Van||B/L/-|
|Day 4||Sapa||Light trekking to Cat Cat village||B/L/-|
|Day 5||Halong Bay||Cruising between Halong bay, kayaking, swimming, overnight on the bay||B/L/D|
|Day 6||Halong bay||Halong bay cruise tour (cont.,)||B/L/-|
|Day 7||Hue||Hue old citadel city tour||B/L/-|
|Day 8||Hue – Hoi An||Champa museum, Hoi An ancient town walking tour||B/L/-|
|Day 9||Hoi An – Hanoi departure||Freely enjoy Hoi An before taking flight to Hanoi then departure||B/-/-|
Welcome to Vietnam! A21 tours’ guides pick you up at the airport, then take you to the hotel for some rest.
After relaxation, our guide will take your walk to the theatre, and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Note that: depending on the arrival time, your itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
We will spend all day to explore Hanoi city with its culture, architecture and unique cuisines.
After breakfast at the hotel, tour guides will pick you up and start the Hanoi city tour. The journey begins by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda. You will have lunch at restaurants, then continue the journey by visiting Hanoi Temple of Literature and Ethnic Museum.
After that was time for dishes, our local expert guide will lead you to profounding restaurants that nail the cuisines of Hanoi among traveler community. Step by step, you will taste the varieties and unique flavor of the Hanoi cuisine. (read more about Hanoi food tour).
The food tour ends with the satisfied stomach, we will take some rest before getting on the overnight train to Sa Pa.
Arrival in the early morning at Lao Cai station 30km away from Sapa. You will be transferred to Sapa on the private car, have breakfast, then start the journey at Sapa by trekking tour to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages to explore the culture of local ethnic and be overwhelmed by fascinating rice terraces running along the hills, especially in the harvest season. Having lunch in the village, then continuing explore the scenery and the lifestyle of local people before going back to the town by car.
After dinner, you can freely explore Sapa at night. There will be traditional love fair every Saturday night.
After breakfast, you will have light trekking to Cat Cat village (3km downhill away from Sapa) to explore a traditional village of H-Mong people, visit the Silver waterfall and a hydropower dam built by the French colonialists.
Coming back to Sapa for lunch, then you freely explore Sapa. In the late afternoon, you get back to Lao Cai city and then get on the train to Hanoi. Spend a full night on the train.
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, having breakfast before tour guides will pick you up for the Ha Long bay 2 days 1 night cruise trip. Having lunch on the cruise.
In the afternoon, the cruise will get you around Ha Long Bay, visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages, then go kayaking. At night, you can leisurely rest on the deck.
Early morning, you are guided to practice Tai Chi (a very gentle kind of Chinese martial art) on deck, then have breakfast. After that, the cruise will get you to visit the biggest cave in Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave. You will then have lunch on the cruise before heading back to Hanoi then go to the airport for the flight to Hue city -the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
Having dinner and overnight in Hue city.
After having breakfast, you then begin the Hue City tour: visit the Forbidden City, Ming Mang King mausoleum, Khai Dinh King mausoleum, Thien Mu pagoda, go boating on the Perfume River.
At night, you will enjoy Hue Royal Court Music on the bank of the Perfume River.
After breakfast, our tour guide and a car will pick you up then head to Hoi An ancient town (about 130 km southward).
On the way, we will stop to visit the Champa museum (in Da Nang city) to learn more about art, architecture, art, and history of ancient Champa empire which existed there almost 500 years ago.
Arrival in Hoi An in afternoon, we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant, check in hotel for some rest then start to explore the ancient riverside town with the Hoi An walking half day tour. We will stroll along the old street, enjoy the peaceful of well-preserved old town, visit it highlights attractions such as the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Halls. then the local fish market to learn more about the domestic life.
After dinner, freely explores Hoi An by night, with ancient houses and bright colorful lanterns.
Having breakfast, freely enjoy the old town until our tour guide picks you up to the airport for taking the short flight to Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city. From there you will catch the flight to next destinations or go back home sweet home.
Tour Price: USD/pax
|1 pax||02 – 03 pax||04 – 05 pax||Group tours|
|Halong bay cruise||Majestic cruise||Bhaya Cruise||Paradise cruise|
Hotels and cruises listed above as reference, in case of out of room, other hotel/ cruise with same standard will be selected